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Dental Veneers

What are Dental Veneers?

Dental veneers are what dental professionals call a complete “smile makeover” because of the superb results seen after just a few short appointments.
 
They are specifically designed to alter dental imperfections such as irregular shape and yellowish colour.
 
Each veneer is placed over the surface of the tooth in order to fix these imperfections, thus allowing patients to feel better about their appearance and feel more confident when they smile.
 

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Dental Veneers FAQs

The integrity of veneered teeth is only marginally compromised, and the veneer is bonded to the existing teeth. There is no higher incidence of decay provided the veneers are properly cared for as previously mentioned with regular flossing and brushing with toothpaste. In general, it is good dental advice to keep your sugar consumption low and confined to meal times to prevent decay.

They can last from seven to twenty years. While the veneer itself is inert and non-living, the tooth or teeth to which they are attached and the surrounding gum tissues are living and may change. For example, gum line shrinkage may expose or reveal root surfaces. If a veneer comes off it can generally be rebonded. If it chips it can sometimes be re-bonded or otherwise replaced.

Individual results may vary, but the objective is to ensure porcelain veneers resemble a person’s natural teeth while enhancing their appearance. To prevent the overtly perfect look that can signal artificial veneers, slight irregularities such as minor rotations, subtle colour variations, and textures may be intentionally included to mimic natural dental imperfections.
 
The making of veneers requires teamwork between the dentist and the lab technician. The dentist plans for long-lasting veneers, and the ceramist creates custom, aesthetic pieces.

Because some tooth structure and enamel are removed prior to placing veneers, this is considered an irreversible treatment. Veneers may be replaced, but removing them for good will leave your teeth permanently scarred, at high risk for damage, and unhealthy looking.

Porcelain veneers are superior to other types of cosmetic dental bonding procedures as they look very life-like and highly stained resistant, so you won’t have to change your lifestyle to maintain your smile.

This concern will be addressed by your dental professional. Most people get their veneers in a whiter shade than their natural teeth and then under tooth whitening to create a matching aesthetic.

Once applied to your teeth, porcelain veneers should be treated just like your natural teeth. Don’t miss your twice-annual visits to the dentist for a professional cleaning and dental exam. And be sure to brush and floss daily to clean your teeth properly. There is no special treatment needed to care for your veneers.

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